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The City Ave District Announces Pedestrian Safety Improvements

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:  Donna Katz
Grimm & Grove Communications
215.806.4594
donna@grimmandgrove.com  

 

January 9, 2019 (Bala Cynwyd, PA) The City Avenue Special Services District (City Ave District) announced that a series of pedestrian safety improvements started this past December will be completed this week.

 

The project includes pavement signal markings on City Ave and roadside “Speed Limit” signs.  Pedestrian traffic signals have been updated on City Avenue at Cardinal Avenue, Lapsley Lane and 54th St.  

 

The goal of these improvements is to enhance pedestrian safety all along the City Ave corridor. The updates are part of a long-term Streetscape and Safety Improvement Program of The City Ave District.

 

IMPROVEMENTS:

 

Pavement Markings on City Avenue

*“Slow 35 MPH” pavement legends

*Thermoplastic rumble strips

 

 

Roadside Signs

*Dynamic speed feedback “Speedminder” signs

*Additional “Speed Limit” and warning signs

 

Traffic Signal Upgrades

City Avenue at Cardinal Avenue, Lapsley Lane and 54th Street

*Passive Pedestrian Detection

*Pedestrian lead intervals

 

“We want both pedestrians and drivers to feel safe in The District,” commented Terrence Foley, CEO & President of The City Ave District. “The ultimate objective is to enhance pedestrian safety and these improvements will do just that.”

 

About the City Ave District
The City Avenue Special Services District (City Ave District) works with businesses, property owners, developers, and residents to shape the future of this important corridor. This is a unique partnership between the City of Philadelphia and the Township of Lower Merion. Spanning across Philadelphia and Lower Merion Townships in Montgomery County, the District is the first multi-jurisdictional special services or business improvement district in North America. For more information, visit www.cityave.org.

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